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Born on this Day in History: August 21, 1952 - Joe Strummer was the co-founder, lyricist and lead vocalist of the legendary British rock band The Clash. Strummer and his band mate Mike Jones wrote songs about political and social injustice, cultural apathy, repression, and militarism. Songs such as "White Riot" and "I'm So Bored With the U.S.A" have become punk rock anthems. The ban was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
On this Day in History: August 21, 1959 - The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four five-star rows. The new flag became official July 4, 1960.